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How to install a paver porch and walkway

Install a Paver Porch and Walkway

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Removing old flag stone.

Removing old flag stone.

Crumbling porch that slants toward the house.

Crumbling porch that slants toward the house.

Tree removed and stump ground up.

Tree removed and stump ground up.

Flag stone top gone.

Flag stone top gone.

Removed bushes, stone, and lava rock.

Removed bushes, stone, and lava rock.

Sledgehammer aftermath. No more crumbly concrete.

Sledgehammer aftermath. No more crumbly concrete.

Cut siding to height of new porch.

Cut siding to height of new porch.

Spray insulation.

Spray insulation.

Adding ice guard asphalt over insulation.

Adding ice guard asphalt over insulation.

Pavers, retaining wall blocks, gravel, and sand delivered.

Pavers, retaining wall blocks, gravel, and sand delivered.

Flashing installed over ice guard.

Flashing installed over ice guard.

Concrete stairs.

Concrete stairs.

Adding cheaper retaining wall blocks where it will be out of sight. Leaving gap between house and wall.

Adding cheaper retaining wall blocks where it will be out of sight. Leaving gap between house and wall.

Filled with gravel.

Filled with gravel.

Gap. Mind it.

Gap. Mind it.

Starting paver outline.

Starting paver outline.

Drainage to relieve pressure.

Drainage to relieve pressure.

Geo-fabric to keep small particles away from drain tubing.

Geo-fabric to keep small particles away from drain tubing.

Sand added above gravel filling.

Sand added above gravel filling.

Glued edge pavers. Filling in the rest.

Glued edge pavers. Filling in the rest.

Polymeric sand to fill gaps.

Polymeric sand to fill gaps.

Wetting the sand to make it set.

Wetting the sand to make it set.

I love this pattern.

I love this pattern.

Digging out walkway outline. Sooo many roots from the tree that was there.

Digging out walkway outline. Sooo many roots from the tree that was there.

Drainage from downspout.

Drainage from downspout.

More geo-fabric. Preventing weeds and keeping the gravel from being absorbed by the dirt.

More geo-fabric. Preventing weeds and keeping the gravel from being absorbed by the dirt.

Added gravel.

Added gravel.

Tamped down.

Tamped down.

Paver edging installed.

Paver edging installed.

Screeding the sand.

Screeding the sand.

Laying the pattern. Will snap chalk line to mark my cuts.

Laying the pattern. Will snap chalk line to mark my cuts.

Rented a wet saw.

Rented a wet saw.

Cuts made on one edge.

Cuts made on one edge.

Ready for more polymeric sand.

Ready for more polymeric sand.

Wetted to set.

Dirt moved. Done until next year!

Dirt moved. Done until next year!

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